It's a little hard to believe, I'm not going to lie. I began this story with such an enormous concept in my head, there was a small piece of me that wondered if I could possibly have what it takes to write it. And I will be the first to say that this book would never have come about were it not for the tireless efforts of two very important people . . .
My mother, Jill Stengl, who read every single draft, every single iteration, offering helpful critiques in those early drafts and professional editing in the later drafts. Not to mention spending hours of her time on the phone with me, brainstorming, discussing, and encouraging me that yes, I do know how to write a novel, and no, it's probably not the worst literary disaster that ever got spilled onto a page. (These conversations are important to the development of all good fiction.)
My husband, Rohan de Silva, who, as always, put up with the creature that is me-in-the-midst-of-a-manuscript. And managed to love me anyway! He patiently listened to endless rambles about this project, brainstormed certain plot-points along the way, and offered insightful critiques on character and consistency in the later stages of drafting. When all else failed, he brewed me the perfect cup of Ceylon tea. He is, as always, amazing, and I couldn't do what I do without him.
Now the story is launched, and I have only to wait and hope that all of you will very much enjoy the journey of Sairu, Jovann, Sunan, and the cat!
Please do come visit at the chat party tonight:
You can find all the details by clicking here. It's going to be a ton of fun, and I would love to see you there! Even if you feel too shy to comment, do come and read along with the discussions, see the fan art, and get an exclusive glimpse at the sneak peeks . . .
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And now that task is done. I'll say a prayer, hoping that the story lands in the hands of those who need it most, and I'll move on to the next big project. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement, dear Imps! You are the reason I keep on writing, and I hope this story (and all those to come) will delight your readerly hearts!
Congratulations on the publication of Golden Daughter, Anne Elisabeth! I am so excited, and I can't wait for my copy of Golden Daughter to arrive in the mail and I can finally read it. *squeals* I will try to be part of the party, but I've had a sudden influx of schoolwork thrown on me in the last few days, and I don't know if I can take the time I out. I will do my best though ;).
Lots of blessings!
You are a great inspiration to me, Anne Elisabeth - please keep going!!!!! <3
Yay! Golden Daughter is in my Nook library! I'm forcing myself not to start reading it now, otherwise I will not be able to drag myself away to go to that inconvenient thing I call a job :) Can't wait to start reading it tonight though!
Yay, so excited!!! I have four books in the series and want to get them all!! Can't wait for the Party!
Hooray! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited to read this latest installment of the Goldstone Wood saga!
I'm so very thrilled for you, Mrs. Anne Elisabeth! Congratulations! Now if I can hold on until an accessible format becomes available. So eager to meet Siru and Jovan and, of course, to learn more about Sunan. Thank you for writing such beautiful stories. Each one is so multi-layered and exciting, and I know Golden Daughter will be as well. God bless you.
Cogratulations!! My copy is supposed to come today, so I'll have it in my hot little hands in time for the chat party tonight. : D
Golden Daughter is the most epic tale of Goldsone Wood yet. I can't wait for everyone to read it! :D
YAY! can't wait to read it!!!!!!! :)
Huzzah! It's out! :D
I am so excited!! :D Can I mention that I am bummed though because Amazon said it would be here tomorrow, but the mail doesn't run! :/ I know it will be worth the wait though! :D Congrats on what is sure to be another awesome novel! :)
I AM SO EXCITED! I need to buy this book! Yay!!!!!!!!!
Oh My Goodness!! It is so exciting I'm only half way after a day of reading! And I read fast! It is sooooo Good!
I've read all the interviews and the excerpt on Amazon, and I am really, REALLY excited to read your new book! The characters and plot look so exciting!
I am going to have to be patient, though, as I am determined to own Golden Daughter as a print copy not an e-book. I was hoping to pick it up on a trip to Barnes & Noble, but was disappointed to find that B&N only sells the e-book. Is this because Golden Daughter wasn't published by Bethany House? In any case, it's not a problem, I'll just order it on Amazon. :)
Looking forward to having it in my hands!
Thank you for all the lovely comments, everyone!!! :)
@Rae--No, B&N won't be carrying print copies GOLDEN DAUGHTER or any of the books not published by Bethany House. Sorry about that! But Amazon sells them for a good deal. :)
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